Top 4 possible destinations for Jose Mourinho
Mourinho's calibre was questioned time and again
Yesterday was a big day for the red half of Manchester. United head coach, Jose Mourinho, was relieved of his duties early in the day when he arrived at Carrington, the club's training ground.
Since the beginning of the season, Mourinho's calibre was questioned time and again by United's board and fans on numerous occasions, and there were two final nails in the coffin for Mourinho.
First was definitely the alleged fallout with United's star midfielder, Paul Pogba, which was publicly shunned by both the player and the manager, but their attitude towards each other said otherwise.
Second was United's worst ever start to the Premier League season this year, with the defeat to Liverpool on Sunday sealing the fate of the Portuguese manager.
As Manchester United look to fill the boots of Mourinho, and many big names making the rounds in the headlines, there is one major thing the footballing world is missing to highlight - The Special One is a free agent.
Definitely, there will be many clubs who would love to appoint a manager of Mourinho's calibre to lead them to glory, and today we look at the top 4 clubs who could change their fortunes by appointing Mourinho.
#1 Inter MilanThe only thing Inter Milan lacks right now is a coach who knows how to win big
With Inter coach Luciano Spalletti's contract running out at the end of the 2018-19 season, Mourinho's name could be fancied as a big money replacement.
With the squad almost ready to challenge Juventus for the Serie A, the only thing Inter Milan lacks right now is a coach who knows how to win big, and Mourinho has already been a treble winner with Inter.
Also, it will be a reunion of former Chelsea managers in the Serie A, as Carlo Ancelotti has already joined Napoli on a 2 year contract.
Another interesting fact would be the reunion of Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho in the same league, which will be interesting to watch, as Mourinho knows Ronaldo inside-out, due to the Portuguese connection, and their time together at Real Madrid.
#2 Bayern MunchenMourinho would enjoy a well built squad, with good depth at his disposal
With Borussia Dortmund looking like runaway leaders of the Bundesliga currently, Bayern Munich are far from their best. There was a time when it appeared like no other team would ever manage to win the Bundesliga other than Bayern, but times have changed.
Niko Kovac, the current Bayern Munich coach, sure does have the support of his board and his players, but fortune isn't favouring him. Bayern are currently 9 points behind Dortmund, and their current form does not reflect that times will change anytime soon.
What Bayern needs desperately right now is someone who can boost the players' confidence to an extent where they still believe that they can topple Dortmund off the top spot, and still continue their undisputed reign in the Bundesliga. And that someone is Jose Mourinho.
Mourinho would also enjoy a well built squad, with a good depth at his disposal, on which he could unleash his tactical masterclass and start anew.
#3 MonacoResults don't reflect him to be the best of replacements
Exactly 2 years ago, AS Monaco seemed to be a gold mine for clubs looking for young talented players. Some of the notable AS Monaco graduates from the class of 2016 are Kylian Mbappe, Thomas Lemar and Tiemoue Bakayoko. The principal of this class of 2016 - Leonardo Jardim.
But Leonardo Jardim was sacked by AS Monaco earlier this season, with French legend Thierry Henry appointed as a replacement. But the results don't reflect him to be the best of replacements.
The once dominating AS Monaco are fearing relegation at 19th spot in Ligue 1, with 13 points from 17 games, their worst ever spell in the history of the club.
Mourinho might not be the best man to overcome this situation, but surely if Monaco were to avoid relegation, and are looking for an upward trajectory next season, Mourinho brings a lot to the table.
#4 Real MadridMourinho already admires a lot of the Madrid stars
Jose Mourinho being relieved of his duties at Manchester United might have come as a blessing in disguise for the struggling Real Madrid.
Madrid's bad spell started way before the season when Julen Lopetegui was dismissed as Spain's national coach, as rumours surfaced of Lopetegui's appointment as the head coach of Real Madrid.
Eventually, Lopetegui was appointed by Madrid, but a series of disappointing results, and a 5-1 humiliation at Camp Nou at the hands of fierce rivals, Barcelona, sealed his fate.
Even if Mourinho didn't leave Real Madrid in his first spell on good terms, majority of fans still stood strong behind The Special One throughout his dismissal saga 5 years ago in 2013.
Mourinho already admires a lot of the Madrid stars, including Gareth Bale and Isco, which he has already publicly admitted as Manchester United chased both midfielders for the past two seasons.
It would be interesting to see where Jose Mourinho heads to, with Real Madrid being the most probable destination currently.
But one thing is for sure, wherever The Special One goes, he definitely brings a lot of drama with him, coupled with his tactical proficiency.